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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 17, 2006

UI Sports Medicine Center Offers Women's Fitness Seminar

The UI Sports Medicine Center in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will sponsor a free seminar about fitness techniques and injury prevention for women from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 in the Sahai Auditorium in the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) on the UI campus.

Women have special issues when it comes to fitness. Presenters will discuss what women can do to either begin or resume their exercise programs and become revitalized with a healthy lifestyle. Topics include:

-- Finding the right exercise for you and setting goals

-- The reasons many women stop physical activity

-- Preventing common injuries

-- Common injuries and treatments

-- When to seek a medical opinion

Speakers include Megan Moeller, UI Wellness coordinator, Kate Bewyer, a physical therapist in the Department of Rehabilitation Therapies, and Andrea Wilson, a certified physician assistant with UI Sports Medicine.

Call UI Health Access at 319-384-8442 to register and for directions. A light snack will be provided.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.

PHOTOS: Photographs of the presenters are available upon request.